FAST FACTS FOR THE MOTOROLA 220 <pre> WHAT: Motorola 220. WHERE: Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis. WHEN: Friday-Sunday, August 18-20. SUPPORT EVENTS: Toyota Atlantic Championship, BF Goodrich Trans-Am Series, Barber Dodge Pro Series,...
FAST FACTS FOR THE MOTOROLA 220 <pre> WHAT: Motorola 220.
WHERE: Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis.
WHEN: Friday-Sunday, August 18-20.
SUPPORT EVENTS: Toyota Atlantic Championship, BF Goodrich Trans-Am Series, Barber Dodge Pro Series, Neon Challenge.
CART SCHEDULE (All times CDT): FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 - Atlantic practice,. 9:30-10:10 a.m.; CART practice, 10:30 a.m.-noon; Atlantic qualifying, 1:40-2:10 p.m.; CART qualifying, 2:30-3:45 p.m. SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 - Atlantic practice, 9:10-9:40 a.m.; CART practice, 10-11:15 a.m.; Atlantic qualifying, 12:55-1:25 a.m.; CART qualifying, 1:45-3 p.m. SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 - Atlantic warm up, 8-8:15 a.m.; CART warm up, 9-9:30 a.m.; Atlantic race, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Motorola 220, 1 p.m. BROADCAST: TV-(ABC-TV, tape delay, 4 p.m. ET, and in 205 countries worldwide). RADIO-CART Radio Network. INTERNET - www.cart.com .
PRE-RACE PROGRAMMING: Motorola 220 pole qualifying, 5 p.m. ET Saturday, ESPN2; CART 2Day, 11 a.m. ET Sunday, ESPN2.
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Christian Fittipaldi.
DEFENDING POLESITTER: Michael Andretti.
TRACK LAYOUT: 4.048-mile permanent road course.
RACE LENGTH: 55 laps, 222.64 miles.
TRACK RECORDS: Qualifying (one lap) - 1998, Michael Andretti, 145.745 mph (1 minute, 39.988 seconds). Race - 1999, Christian Fittipaldi 137.697 mph.
RACE NUMBER: 13 of 20 in the FedEx Championship Series. FedEx CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES POINTS LEADERS: 1. Michael Andretti 125 points; 2. Gil de Ferran, 106; 3. Roberto Moreno, 100; 4. Kenny Brack, 88; 5. Adrian Fernandez, 87.
1999 Christian Fittipaldi of Newman/Haas Racing ended the search for his elusive first FedEx Championship Series victory before 75,000 at the 1999 Texaco/Havoline 200. Fittipaldi (Big Kmart Ford Swift), making the 71st start of his five-year FedEx Championship Series career, took the lead when Juan Montoya. Fittipaldi (Big Kmart Ford Swift), making the 71st start of his five-year FedEx Championship Series career, took the lead when rookie Juan Montoya (Target Honda Reynard), who had led 46 of the first 48 laps, encountered gearbox problems just seven laps from the checkered flag. Fittipaldi held off Newman/Haas Racing teammate Michael Andretti (Kmart/Texaco/Havoline Ford Lola) over the remainder of the 55-lap event, finishing 1.060 seconds ahead of Andretti, who improved from fourth to second in the championship with his runner-up effort. Adrian Fernandez (Tecate/Quaker State/Patrick Racing Ford Reynard) finished third for his sixth top-five result of the season. Despite his misfortune, Montoya departed Road America with 113 points and the championship lead, followed by Andretti with 95 and Gil de Ferran (Valvoline/ Cummins Special Honda Reynard) with 87.
Vital race statistics
Time of race: 1 hour, 37 minutes, 00.799 seconds. Average speed: 137.697 mph. Margin of victory: 1.060 seconds. Caution flags: None. Lap leaders: Juan Montoya 46, Christian Fittipaldi 7, Greg Moore 2.
ROAD AMERICA RACE HISTORY (18 EVENTS)
Year Race Winner Pole Winner 1982 Hector Rebaque Rick Mears 1983 Mario Andretti Mario Andretti 1984 Mario Andretti Mario Andretti 1985 Jacques Villeneuve* Danny Sullivan 1986 Emerson Fittipaldi Bobby Rahal 1987 Mario Andretti Mario Andretti 1988 Emerson Fittipaldi Danny Sullivan 1989 Danny Sullivan Danny Sullivan 1990 Michael Andretti Danny Sullivan 1991 Michael Andretti Bobby Rahal 1992 Emerson Fittipaldi Paul Tracy 1993 Paul Tracy Paul Tracy 1994 Jacques Villeneuve Paul Tracy 1995 Jacques Villeneuve Jacques Villeneuve 1996 Michael Andretti Alex Zanardi 1997 Alex Zanardi Mauricio Gugelmin 1998 Dario Franchitti Michael Andretti 1999 Christian Fittipaldi Michael Andretti
*Uncle of 1995 PPG Cup champion Jacques Villeneuve All-time victories
Mario Andretti 3 Emerson Fittipaldi 3 Michael Andretti 3 Jacques Villeneuve 2 Hector Rebaque 1 Jacques Villeneuve* 1 Danny Sullivan 1 Paul Tracy 1 Alex Zanardi 1 Dario Franchitti 1 Christian Fittipaldi 1
*Uncle of 1995 PPG Cup champion Jacques Villeneuve
All-time pole positions
Danny Sullivan 4 Mario Andretti 3 Paul Tracy 3 Bobby Rahal 2 Michael Andretti 2 Rick Mears 1 Jacques Villeneuve 1 Alex Zanardi 1 Mauricio Gugelmin 1